The Advantages of Laser Surgery for Pets

Massillon Animal Hospital uses a laser for all surgeries (except orthopedic procedures). Unlike traditional surgical methods, the laser option offers the following benefits for dogs and cats:

  • Reduced Pain — Lasers cut tissue with a beam of light, which seals the nerve endings so there is very little pain when your pet wakes up.

  • Less Bleeding — The blood vessels are sealed by the laser as they cut, so there is usually no need for bandaging after surgery.

  • Decreased Swelling — Using a laser seals the lymph vessels in the skin, which nearly eliminates any swelling after surgery.

  • A "No Touch" Surgical Technique — Lasers cut without touching any tissue, which eliminates much of the trauma associated with standard techniques.

  • Faster Recovery — Less bleeding, less pain, and less swelling means that pets undergoing laser surgery generally recover faster with fewer side effects.

Please give us a call at (330) 833-3607 if you have any questions regarding laser surgery.